Congressman Biggs Supports President Trump’s Efforts to Secure the Border
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House passed H.J. Res. 46, a resolution to disapprove President Trump’s national emergency declaration to provide much-needed funds to secure our border. Congressman Biggs voted against the resolution and issued the following statement:
“Democrats have spared no efforts to undermine President Trump’s agenda – specifically when it comes to border security. They would rather have a porous border, where tens of thousands of illegal aliens, including human, drug, and sex traffickers – not to mention all the drugs and illicit contraband – illegally enter. Their open-borders policies handicap our Border Patrol and ICE agents and endanger the lives of Americans. Congress gave the authority to President Trump under the National Emergencies Act to access additional funds in cases of crisis.
“There is one silver lining to today’s vote: Many representatives have finally realized that Congress has ceded too much power to the Executive Branch. However, their faux outrage over this executive order is misplaced. First, this executive order only disapproves of this recent event; it does not repeal the underlying authority. This resolution ignores the 31 ongoing national emergencies, including one from former President Carter, in favor of trying to settle a political score with President Trump. If Members of Congress care about separation of powers, both parties will work to prospectively institute real reforms that will return constitutional authority to the Legislative Branch. I voted against this resolution because I support President Trump’s efforts to secure the border, using the current lawful means that Congress has ceded to the Executive Branch.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.